Berkeley Forum spring 2021 lineup includes professional athletes, politicians

Photo of Marianne Williamson
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The Berkeley Forum’s spring 2021 lineup has a diverse selection of speakers who are not only from a wide range of disciplines and ethnic backgrounds but are also unique within their given field.
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UC Berkeley Women's Field Hockey

Grappling with a sportless semester at all levels

A sports practice or game is a four-for-one deal: You get competition, a social event, exercise and a study break all together in one activity. But, as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continues to rise at unprecedented rates, how will collegiate student-athletes, of all athletic levels, replace such a package deal should this fall be a sportless semester?
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Students in a classroom taking the SAT. One student is asleep with a bag of money on his desk

A systemic failure: It’s time to stop perpetuating elitism in higher education

NATIONAL ISSUES: The college admissions scam was just another instance of oppression in education. Universities must fight harder to make education equitable.

The U.S. Department of Justice exposed the largest known college admissions bribery scheme in United States history. And while the actions brought to light by this investigation are illegal, this scam is symptomatic of a much larger problem of inequity in academia and education.
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Do it for the ‘gram

Lost in Translation

There comes a point in every international student’s freshman semester when they have to make an overwhelmingly difficult decision — to post or not to post? After the initial radio silence on social media as you focus on fitting in, figuring out an academic schedule and life without your parents,
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